Pedal Hard for a Great Cause at the Tour De Shore

Yearly event raises hundreds of thousands for local police charities

Get on the bike, it's almost time for the 24th-Annual Irish Tour De Shore.

It's back better than ever!

On Sunday, 1300 bike riders will push the pedal to metal and ride from the Philadelphia Irish Pub on 20th and Walnut Street, to the Irish Pub on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J.

The riders will kick off the tour at 7 a.m. and ride more than 65 miles. The bikers should arrive in Atlantic City by 5 p.m. (even though many will arrive even earlier) where they will be joined by their families and friends, for an outdoor celebration filled with food, drinks, music and much more.

Every year the Tour De Shore raises money and awareness for local children's charities and this year proceeds will benefit The Daniel Faulkner Educational Grant Fund, FOP Survivors Fund and the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia.

The event is totally sold out but you can still help the cause by donating at the Irish Pub Tour De Shore website.

The DRPA will be closing the Ben Franklin Bridge to all vehicular traffic from 7 to 8:30 a.m. while the riders cross the bridge into New Jersey. For the latest traffic click here.

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